Sunday, May 31, 2015


Wow these last few days have been crazy but we finally found some time to email! 

So lets see...

Last week we had dinner with a Chilean Family. They are super nice and cook really well! We had a pretty cool miracle that day; we were walking back to our apartment for lunch and some random guy came from behind us and was like "hey you're the elders! I met with the sisters a while back and I'm friends with the branch president. Lets meet up sometime and we can talk about your church." Pretty sweet miracle for us! He already has a member friend so that's nice.

Wednesday we went on exchanges with the ZLs. Elder Eady and Elder Price, both of them are from England. When you have two English lads as your zone leaders, things get pretty funny with them. Elder Eady and I drove to Pontarlier. They have a car so that was nice. But we met with our engagé and also met some people on the road. We met a girl and she said she wants to listen to our message and she'll make us beignets. I've never had them before, but i guess they are super good.

(Sidenote: the internet café I'm in right now is playing the Jimmy Hendrix edition of the US national anthem. America!)

Last Friday we started our English class. We had the Spackmans, and two nonmembers there! So it went pretty well. We're going to try to do that every week; its a pretty good way of meeting people.

Saturday, we went and played basketball in the morning with a couple of the young men in the ward. We also had our first lesson with a member's 9 year old son. It went super well! He understands a lot already. With his situation he hasn't been to church his entire life. But he understands it pretty well and enjoys it!

Sunday was cool! We had two amis come to church, and then this guy that knew the sisters a while ago came back to church and wants to meet up with us (not the guy that i talked about earlier). But it was a surprise for us to see some of them there, so it was great!

Monday we went to Lausanne in Suisse. We got there at about 5; we ate McDonalds  but then had no idea where to go because the guys we were staying with were in a RDV until 9. but we found this giant chess set, So the 4 of us played haha. (Elder Price and I won)

Tuesday we had zone training and received our iPads! Its cool to have them. One of the rules for the ipads is that we can read emails any day of the week but we can only respond on Mondays. So if you want to be the coolest person ever and you have 5 minutes of time on a Thursday, feel free to send me something short haha :

Wednesday we went to Dijon for exchanges; the zone leaders were there too. But we all did a service for a member. She has this big cherry tree in her backyard so we all got to pick it. We were up in the tree for about 2 hours, then we ate lunch, then got back up for about another 3. It was actually super fun! Eating the cherries after picking them from the tree is super good, and she gave each of us a small jar of cherries to take :) 

Well that's what has been going on lately. and we have a lot of busy days coming up! Transfer calls are next week. Toss in guesses if I'm staying or going haha I love you all! Have a great week!

Sunday, May 24, 2015


Bonjour ma famille et mes amis!

This week has been pretty well. Last Monday we went and balled again. Actually, we got approval from our zone leaders to do "basketball contacting." haha honestly we've met a lot of people through just playing ball! so we might do that like once a week. 

Last Tuesday we went to Pontarlier. After getting some McDo for lunch, we went porting before our RDV. The First door we knocked, he let us in! We didn't even have to try hard. We got in and said we're here to share our message and talk about about families and family history. Then he's like, wait a second. He steps in the other room, then comes back with these two large books. It was him and his wife's family history from 1650 to about 2007 haha this guy was on top of it! We taught him about the Book of Mormon. He's a practicing Catholic (that's not common in France anymore) and he was a really nice guy. He even gave us some orange juice :)

Wednesday, our whole zone came to Besançon to all work together! It was a super fun day. We met a lot of people and gave out a bunch of BoMs! Half of us went to a members house and sang to her and her kids. I love our zone unity! 

Last Friday we had a RDV with a very catholic guy and a protestant pastor. We gave them Book of Mormons! i was afraid it would turn into a bible bashing session, but it went super well! they loved it. they said that the vision that Joseph Smith had is very possible. They want to meet some of the members in our ward. So that was super cool!

Saturday, we went to a members house. they live in an outer ville. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures from it. We worked on their house; we painted and stuff. But they live in a super beautiful area! and they fed us. We ate some cow tongue! hahah

Church yesterday was branch conference. tons of stake people were there. Our church attendance doubled because of that, but after church, everyone brought some food and it was super fun! We made some American cookies haha! 

Have a great week everyone! I love you all!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Last P-day we played some ball in the afternoon. We met a couple bros there. We met this guy who all his friends call him ViperGhost. Its his rapper name. Next time we see him I'll probably ask for his mixtape hahah!

And that night a member called us and wanted us to come over and teach her boyfriend! So we went and did that and it turned out pretty well. He was a really cool guy and he's not sure if God exists or not. But it went really well and we hope to see him this week!

Tuesday I was pretty sick so we stayed in that day.

Wednesday we went to Suisse! So we got to Yverdon around 5 at night. There are 4 elders in Yverdon. We went with Elder Joly and Elder Wolfhart. We went to middle of nowhere town in Suisse. They dropped us off on the street while they went to find a less actives house. So Elder Price and I knocked some doors in the middle of nowhere hahah but it was pretty chill.

Thursday we had zone training. Before zone training, we usually play a game for a bit for some zone unity. So, we played 4 square. Haha it was super fun!! but our zone training was all about iPads. We still don't have them yet but they said expect it in the next 3 weeks! That night after the training we went on splits with the zone leaders. We had a lesson and dinner planned so that was sweet!

Friday we met this guy on the street. He's an ambassador from Central African Republic! He starts talking about his family that lives in the US right now, and he showed us some pictures. Then he was like here's a picture of me and my family shaking President Bush's hand in the Oval Office! Haha we were like what the!  Super cool guy though!

Sunday we got to skype our families! That was super exciting. First skype in the mission for me! But the Spackmans fed us dinner and then let us use their technology to skype. So we're for sure super thankful for them!
Skyping with the Family

Dinner on the Spackmans new patio furniture

Pretty chill week though.

Bonne Semaine! Je vous aime!

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Monday, May 4, 2015


Hey family and friends!

Last Monday it rained all day, so Elder Price and I just took it easy. But then Tuesday was cool! The Spackmans helped us out with these two coordonnées that live in a middle of nowhere place in our sector. haha our sector is literally over 100 Kilometers. but the places out there were super pretty! a lot of country side. We also were able to find the two coordonnées and fix a return with one of them.

We went  to Pontarlier last week which is where one of our engagées live! We also did some porting (door knocking). but our friend out there told us he is going to try to move to another small ville in our sector! He said that he would be able to come to church more if he was there, so that's super exciting! We're hoping to have his baptism sometime in the next month. 

Friday. Premier Mai or the first of May. its the work holiday in France. and everything shuts down haha. of the 94 bus and tram lines in Besançon, only 4 of them were running. and the 4 that were running weren't very useful for us haha but everyone gets the day off that day! Usually people do protests and stuff  in Centreville but it was raining so everyone stayed in.  In the morning, one of our RDVs we had scheduled called and cancelled on us, but then we got a call from the Spackmans and they asked if we wanted to have lunch with them! It was a nice miracle! They made us Croque Monsieur. it was super good and super nice of them!

Last Saturday we went to Lausanne in Switzerland. We had to take 3 trains and a bus to get there; there were a lot of problems with trains and I think one got derailed. But on our way over, we met an Italian guy that offered to buy us a couple beers at our next stop, but we said we have to go, so he gave us his phone number and address so we can come back for a couple beers on the house? haha and on another train a super drunk college student that was trying to get us have some of his vodka because we had Jesus on our badges.I was offered more alcohol in 3 hours than my entire semester at college haha.

We got there, and we were told to meet at a certain spot at 8:30 at night. But we got there at like 7. So we ate some McDonalds, and then went to the Lausanne Olympique Parc close to the Gare! Apparently Lausanne is like the Olympique Capitale. 

Sunday was Stake Conference!
President and Sister Roney were there and they spoke. They both spoke in French. It really sounded like a farewell talk haha they have less than two months left! Also, Elder Homer spoke. I think he's an Area Seventy or something like that. He spoke in English, but there was a translator that would translate everything. Also, the Bern Switzerland Temple President and his wife were there! So that was super cool. They spoke too! The Suisse Stakes are pretty cool.

But that's about all this week! I love you!

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